The South Asian Studies Association of Australia was formed in 1969 by a network of scholars in Australia and New Zealand who specialise on South Asia. It is the oldest formally constituted body of scholars of South Asian Studies in the world. The Association is committed to promoting research and teaching on South Asia and provides scholars and students with opportunities for international collaboration and professional development through seminars, workshops, publications and conferences.


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ISEAS Publishing is a dynamic academic press with more than 40 years’ experience. It is the largest Singapore publisher of academic books that focuses on Southeast Asian politics, economics and social issues. Since 1970 it has issued more than 2,000 books and journals, publishing an average of 70 a year.


Wanfang Data is the leading Chinese information provider of academic & scientific information to thousands of libraries in China and most Asian collection libraries in other countries.  Our online platform provides databases of journals, dissertations, conference proceedings, laws, companies, patents, standards, videos, local gazetteers and K12 education resources.


Routledge is the world’s leading research publisher in the Humanities and Social Sciences. We publish thousands of scholarly journals, books, eBooks, text books and reference works each year, partnering with scholars, instructors, and professional communities worldwide. Routledge is a publishing partner of the ASAA. Routledge is part of the Taylor & Francis Group, an Informa Business.



The Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) is the peak body of university experts and educators on Asia in Australia. Established in 1976, we promote and support the study of Asia in Australian universities and knowledge of Asia among the broader community. Our membership is drawn mainly from academics and students, but also includes industry and government Asia experts. We take a strong interest in promoting knowledge about Asia in schools and in contributing to state and Commonwealth government policies related to Asia. We provide informed comment on Asia to a broad public through our bulletin, Asian Currents, and specialist research articles in our journal, Asian Studies Review. Four book series published under our auspices cover Southeast Asia, South Asia, East Asia and Women in Asia.

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